WELCOME TO SCOUTS BSA TROOP 175!

Thank you for checking out our troop.  For the last 25 years, Troop 175 has strived to provide the very best that scouting has to offer to the youth in our community.  We are a boy led troop whereas the boys plan and run the weekly meetings, campouts and other events.  We believe that all boys should strive to be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent, regardless if they are wearing a uniform or not.  This is what makes Troop 175 one of the best Boy Scout troops around!  Please take some time to read more about the Boy Scouts of America and troop 175 and please, come by and visit us anytime!
SCOUTS IS ALL ABOUT SKILLS, ADVENTURE AND FUN!
During our meetings and outings, Troop 175 scouts learn valuable life skills that help them in the real world.
EARN MERIT BADGES
How many can you earn?

There are over 130 merit badges that you have the ability to complete.  Each merit badge introduces you to a new trade, craft or life skill to see what interests you.  There is no limit on how many you can earn.
TENT & CABIN CAMPING
Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall - We do it all!

We camp.  We camp a lot.  Most of our campouts are over a weekend and are in both local and distant/out of state locations.  Summer camp is a week long, typically at the end of June.  Camping in all weather teaches us how to cope when we are challenged physically and mentally.
GET OUTDOORS
There is so much to see!

We like to visits locations where we can take advantage of nature by hiking the beautiful trails, canoeing the longest river or even ski and tube on the best snow.  Unplug for a while and see what you're missing!

CAN YOU BECOME AN EAGLE SCOUT?

Since March 15, 1994, Troop 175 has had the honor to see 42 of it's Scouts rise to the highest rank a Scout can achieve, Eagle Scout. The path to Eagle Scout is a long, challenging path but also rewarding. Troop 175 instills in it's Scouts that their future is their own and only they can know how far they want to go in the program. The Troop never forces or pressures a boy to advance, but it also never turns away a Scout who needs help in achieving their goal, whatever that is. Join Troop 175 and find out how fun Scouts can be!

WHAT IS THE BSA?

Boy Scouts is for young men in the fifth grade through high school. Service, community engagement, and leadership development become increasingly important parts of the program as youth lead their own activities and work their way toward earning Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout. There are currently 855,000 Boy Scouts and 485,000 adult volunteers in the United States.

While there is guidance from experienced leaders, Boy Scouts take their own lead, exploring places they've never been as they dive into the rugged world of outdoor adventure. With a spirit of teamwork, they pack up their Scout gear and their sense of adventure, and dive into the learning and excitement that comes from being in the brotherhood of the Boy Scouts.

Boy Scouts has a lot to offer, but don't let the 130+ merit badges scare you away. With the exposure to a uniquely hands-on learning experience through earning merit badges that reflect each boy's budding interests, they unlock a world of discovery around them, and forge their path for the future. By culminating the Boy Scouting experience by earning the rank of Eagle and accomplishing a service project imagined and executed by the Scout himself, he can prove his leadership skills and gain the confidence he needs to excel in life and in the world at large.    

Source: beascout.org

I HEARD GIRLS ARE NOW ALLOWED?

They are!  Well, sort of..  The real story is that the Boy Scouts of America relaunched the program previously known as 'Boy Scouts' as Scouts BSA.  What this means that for the fist time in over 100 years, girls are able to take advantage of all the great opportunities previously only afforded to boys.  The troops are not co-ed.  There are all boy troops and all girl troops.  If you are looking for a great opportunity for your daughter to earn all the same merit badges and ranks as your son up to and including Eagle Scout, check out our sister troop, Scouts BSA Troop 1175 at www.bsa1175.org!


DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that Presidents John F. Kennedy, Gerald R. Ford, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama were Scouts as youth, and Jimmy Carter was a Scoutmaster? President Kennedy was the first Scout to become president; Gerald Ford was the first (and to date, only) Eagle Scout president.

Scouts BSA is for all boys ages 11-18 or any 10 year old that has earned his Arrow of Light in Cub Scouts.
 

INTERESTED IN JOINING OUR TROOP?

You can find more information about us and how to join the troop by clicking on the Join Troop 175 button at the top of the page or by clicking here
 
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Scouts BSA Troop 175
c/o Joliet Moose Lodge #300
25 Springfield Ave
Joliet, IL  60435-6505
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